THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two two-wheeler riders, both students, were killed in separate road accidents in the district. On Tuesday morning, Sabira, 14, who was riding pillion on her father Shajahan’s two-wheeler, died after it collided with a Coimbatore-bound KSRTC Express bus at Attingal.
The accident occurred around 8 am, Attingal police said. Shajahan was knocked to one side of the road on impact, but Sabira was not so lucky. She fell under the bus and was killed instantly.
The accident occurred while she was on her way to school. According to the police, the bus sped away after the accident, but was subsequently taken into custody by the Kallambalam police. Shajahan has been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital with injuries.
Engg Student Killed
On Monday night, a 21-year-old engineering student from Kalayikkavila, Vivek Shekhar, died after a car hit his bike on the National Highway at the Injivila Junction. He was a third year student of Information Engineering.
The past few days have seen a spurt in the number of accidents involving two-wheelers. Six men had died in the past week alone in various parts of the district.